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Tina Moffat
McMaster University
Public healthDemographyMedicineGerontologyEnvironmental health
32Publications
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#1Luseadra McKerracher (McMaster University)H-Index: 5
#2S Oresnik (McMaster University)
Last. M E Barker (Medical Research Council)
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OBJECTIVE To disrupt cycles of health inequity, traceable to dietary inequities in the earliest stages of life, public health interventions should target improving nutritional wellbeing in preconception/pregnancy environments. This requires a deep engagement with pregnant/postpartum people (PPP) and their communities (including their health and social care providers, HSCP). We sought to understand the factors that influence diet during pregnancy from the perspectives of PPP and HSCP, and to outl...
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#1Alyson Holland (McMaster University)H-Index: 2
#2Tina Moffat (McMaster University)H-Index: 11
The presentation of osteoporosis as a woman’s disease in prevention information influences how osteoporosis is perceived and how prevention information is internalized and applied. Using the Health Belief Model as a framework, gendered perceptions of osteoporosis were investigated in Canadian young adults to inform the design of prevention programs. A combination of the Osteoporosis Health Belief Scale (OHBS) and semi-structured interviews were used to explore participants’ perceptions of osteop...
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#1Sarah Elshahat (McMaster University)
#2Tina Moffat (McMaster University)H-Index: 11
Abstract Sub-standard nutrition is a leading risk factor for many non-communicable diseases and causes 11 million diet-related deaths annually worldwide. Arabic-speaking immigrants and refugees (ASIR) are at high risk for poor nutrition due to socio-cultural and economic-ecological factors. We reviewed the literature to explore the impact of acculturation on ASIR's dietary practices and to investigate barriers vs. facilitators to healthy eating among them. Five electronic databases (PsycINFO, Me...
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#1Luseadra McKerracher (McMaster University)H-Index: 5
#2Tina Moffat (McMaster University)H-Index: 11
Last. Deborah M. SlobodaH-Index: 1
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Environmental factors affecting development through embryogenesis, pregnancy, and infancy impact health through all subsequent stages of life. Known as the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) hypothesis, this concept is widely accepted among health and social scientists. However, it is unclear whether DOHaD-based ideas are reaching the general public and/or influencing behaviour. This study thus investigated whether and under what circumstances pregnant people in Canada are famil...
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#1Luseadra McKerracher (McMaster University)H-Index: 5
#1L. McKerracher (McMaster University)
Last. Deborah M. Sloboda (McMaster University)H-Index: 36
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Evidence supporting the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) hypothesis indicates that improving early life environments can reduce non-communicable disease risks and improve health over the lifecourse. A widespread understanding of this evidence may help to reshape structures, guidelines and individual behaviors to better the developmental conditions for the next generations. Yet, few efforts have yet been made to translate the DOHaD concept beyond the research community. To unde...
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#1Tina Moffat (McMaster University)H-Index: 11
#2Danielle Gendron (UBC: University of British Columbia)
ABSTRACTSchool meal programs in France and Japan have become sites of bio- and gastro-politics in what amounts to a project of creating gastro-citizens. In the past fifteen years public health and education administrators have revamped school meal programs to promote nutritional health, food safety, quality, and national culinary traditions. Even though in both countries school meals are financially accessible to students of all income levels, lack of choice in terms of food options means that t...
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#1Tina MoffatH-Index: 11
#2Tracy L. ProwseH-Index: 11
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#1Alyson Holland (McMaster University)H-Index: 2
#2Tina Moffat (McMaster University)H-Index: 11
Objective To identify the relationship between perceptions of Ca and vitamin D consumption and actual intakes to inform the design of osteoporosis prevention education. Design An FFQ was used to approximate usual monthly Ca and vitamin D intakes among a group of young Canadians. Qualitative interviews and a food card pile sort activity explored individuals’ perceptions of nutrient intakes. The FFQ was used to assess nutrient adequacy for individual participants and the qualitative interviews and...
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#1Tina MoffatH-Index: 11
#2Charlene MohammedH-Index: 1
Last. K. Bruce NewboldH-Index: 27
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Household food insecurity is experienced by many immigrants and refugees. Though culture strongly influences food and eating, little is known about the interaction between culture and immigrant food insecurity. Following Power's (2008) concept of “cultural food security,” we investigate three pillars of food security (food availability, access, and use) for immigrants and refugees living in a medium-sized city in Canada. Multiple perspectives on the challenges of obtaining and eating nutritious ...
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